NEW LOOK: Ndebele king Makhosoke II urges people to dress traditionally. Picture: France Nyaka
Ndebele king Makhosoke II has urged all the residents in the disbanded former KwaNdebele homeland area to consider wearing their traditional attire at schools and at workplaces every Friday as part of Heritage Month.
He announced this at the launch of this year’s Heritage Friday campaign at the Ndebele Royal Palace in Engwenyameni Village near KwaMhlanga.
“It is extremely important that everyone should wear their traditional attire to promote our cultures, especially the Ndebele nation because our culture is slowly diminishing. The campaign should also be rolled out to schools and workplaces,” said Makhosoke.
He said that all people like Swazi and Pedi nations should continue to support the initiative started in 2010.
“We decided to set up the campaign to remind and encourage various nations about their roots since this campaign is not only meant for us as Ndebeles. The campaign has shown remarkable success since its inception two years ago because other nations are certainly supportive to show love and understanding of their roots,” said Makhosoke.
He also appealed to people to read books as part of a library campaign during this month of September.